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Mrs. Mandana Ershadi-Hurt
My name is Mandana E. Hurt and I have been teaching eighth grade science at LMCMS for the past thirteen years. I am thrilled to be a part of Central's community. I enjoy teaching eighth grade as I believe that most early adolescents begin their transformation to adulthood at this time. To be a part of this transformation and to have an impact on the outcome is not only a great challenge, but a sacred trust. I have watched my own children undergo this transformation in the caring community of Central and I strive to serve my students to the best of my ability.
I believe it is crucial for the students to become independent critical thinkers with problem solving abilities. To reach this objective we have designed a hands on curriculum which includes project based learning and project based assessments in every unit. My goal is to challenge each student to reach their potential. I practice a preventive approach to discipline rather than a corrective one.